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   Lunch Time  



During lunchtimes at Kerr Mackie, there is a lunchtime supervisor and a number of supervisory assistants to look after the children at lunch times both inside the dining room and outside on the playgrounds.  All adult to pupil ratios are always met to ensure effective supervision at all times.  We also always ensure there is a staff member supervising Reception and Nursery who is paediatric first aid trained. 



During Reception, we try to encourage pupils to become independent in all areas, including with their food.  The children in the Reception classes begin their lunch break at 11.45am and are accompanied to the hall with their class teacher who stays with them until every child is sat with their lunch. For the rest of the school, the morning sessions do not end until 12.00pm which means that the younger children have the dining room to themselves for fifteen minutes before the older boys and girls come in for their lunch. 


School Dinners

The school has a kitchen on site which prepares excellent meals. You can request for your child to have a school meal at the office. Please note that the office would need a term's notice if you wish to switch your child from a dinner preference. All payments must be made on ParentMail as we are now a cashless office. If you would like help on how to pay, please ask a member of the office team who will be happy to assist you.  Children in Reception – Year 2 are provided with a free school meal.

The charges for school meals are: £2.44 for Nursery and Years 3-6. 

Our school dinner menus rotate on a three-weekly cycle. Please see the current school menu below (dates on the left-hand side).

Packed Lunches

We encourage parents to prepare healthy packed lunches for the children.  The slideshow below gives more information. 

You can also go to our Policies page to see our Packed Lunch Policy.


Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack for morning playtime (fruit and sliced vegetables). Please be aware that all children in Early Years and Year 1 and 2 are provided with fresh fruit every day. As all Leeds schools are nut free we are not allowed to let children eat nuts and this includes all cereal bars. Unfortunately, children who bring crisps, biscuits and chocolate will have it taken off them and returned at the end of the school day.